"We value our grantees, and see our relationship with each organization as a two-way street. We always try to learn from grantees in terms of what is happening in their everyday work and trends that they are seeing in the field."

Mailee Walker
Executive Director

Our Mission

The Claneil Foundation seeks to support and encourage effective individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of families and communities through advancements in health and human services, a sustainable food system, education and the protection of our environment.

Our History

The Claneil Foundation is a family foundation that works to create healthy communities by supporting organizations that make a difference in the lives of individuals and families. The Foundation is rooted in a history of core values which include a belief in volunteerism, a desire to provide access for underserved populations to quality education, nutrition and health services, and a commitment to sharing the experience and knowledge of effective philanthropy with multiple generations.

For over 40 years, the Claneil Foundation has grown and evolved in response to demonstrated needs in the community and interests of the family members. The Claneil Foundation’s leadership works closely to facilitate continued learning of the family and board around philanthropic and grantee issues. “We value our grantees, and see our relationship with each organization as a two-way street. We always try to learn from grantees in terms of what is happening in their everyday work and trends that they are seeing in the field,” explains Executive Director Mailee Walker. Making family engagement and community impact high priorities has allowed the Foundation to undergo significant growth over the past 40 years, while preserving and perpetuating the family’s philanthropic vision and values.